Christmas Tree – Abu Dhabi Rotana Beach Lobby – Dec 2012
It takes time to make a Christmas tree. Last weekend it took me a day or two, from cutting down the top of a Laurel tree in my front yard, to trimming, making it stand ok, and then decorating it. Here in Abu Dhabi today the people worked 3 dog shifts overnight to make this fabulous one. There is somewhat of a contrast here, where all of the decor of the hotel is distinctly Arabic and yet right in the centre of the lobby is a beautiful reminder of Christmas. Of course it’s hot outside and what better place to be than in a cool quiet lobby contemplating Christmas far from home.